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English definition of “spelling bee”

spelling bee

noun [C] uk   US us  
a competition in which the winner is the person or group who is able to form correctly the highest number of the words they are asked to formCompetitions, and parts of competitions
(Definition of spelling bee from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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